Panteão Nacional

Panteão Nacional information

Lisbon , Portugal
Campo de Santa Clara
+351 218 854 820
adult/child €3/free, free 10am-2pm Sun
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sun
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Perched high and mighty above Graça’s Campo de Santa Clara, the porcelain-white Panteão Nacional is a baroque beauty. Originally intended as a church, it now pays homage to Portugal’s heroes and heroines, including 15th-century explorer Vasco da Gama and fadista Amália Rodrigues. Lavishly adorned with pink marble and gold swirls, its echoing dome resembles an enormous Fabergé egg. Trudge up to the 4th-floor viewpoint for a sunbake and vertigo-inducing views over Alfama and the river.